DBU Track and Field Concludes Indoor Season at Texas Tech Open

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The Dallas Baptist University track and field squad concluded their regular season at the Texas Tech Red Raider Open this weekend with six top-10 finishes. Sophomore Glynnis Meade led the women with a 4th place finish in the 3000 meters, while senior Edwin Kiptoo led the men with a 4th place finish in the 800 meters.

Meade’s time of 10:38.89 is a personal best mark for the event. Other notable finishes in the women’s 3000 meters was freshman Hanna Rice in 10:56.59 and junior Molly Snook in a personal best time of 11:11.09. Snook’s time is 30 seconds better than her previous best in the event.

Freshman Kelsey Bruce and Hanna Rice were also top-10 in the women’s mile. Bruce finished 8th overall in a time of 5:21.17 while Rice was 10th in 5:25.75.

Senior Edwin Kiptoo recorded the highest finish on the day for the men with his 4th place finish in the men’s 800 meters. Kiptoo’s time of 1:56.13 is a seasonal best and is six seconds faster than he ran last weekend for the event.

Sophomore Joshua Pauley and senior Zach Morgan were the other Patriot men with top-10 finishes on the weekend. Pauley ran a personal best time of 4:20.45 in the mile to finish 5th while Zach Morgan ran a personal best of 8:53.89 to finish 8th in the men’s 3000 meters.

Other notable performances for the men was freshman Joseph Hale who set a personal best in the 3000 meters with his time of 9:13.09 and sophomore Thrystan Tate in the men’s 400 meters where he set a seasonal best of 51.98.

The Patriots will now turn their focus to the NCCAA Indoor National Championships in Cedarville, Ohio on February 18th. The Patriots have qualified a program high 20 athletes for the NCCAA Indoor Championships.